Diana Rouvas has missed out the chance to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Content, losing out to Montaigne.
The 2019 winner of The Voice Australia, hit the stage to battle it out with 10 other talented performers in Eurovision – Australia Decides on Saturday night, but didn’t manage to make it over the line with enough combined votes from the judges and the public.
WATCH Diana Rouvas’ performance below
Sydney-based Montaigne was crowned the winner during the Live TV Final on SBS for her performance of Don’t Break Me.
The 24-year-old received 107 points overall, 53 from the Australian public and 54 points from a jury of industry experts.
It was close between first and second place, with Casey Donovan receiving 100 points overall, while Vanessa Amorosi came in third with 82 points.
Speaking to Neos Kosmos before heading to the Gold Coast to perform Can We Make Heaven, Rouvas said that being selected to represent Australia would have had “a greater meaning” for her.
“… Australia is quite diverse and we come from all different places … To have the opportunity to compete and represent what we mean, but also my heritage, where my dad’s family is from, it would be a nice thing for me,” Rouvas said.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and broadcast live on SBS in May 2020.